John Travolta Wants To Be A Bond Villain

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John Travolta has played a number of characters in his career, but there’s still one that he wants to tackle – a Bond villain.

Speaking with the Telegraph, Travolta stated that although he has played a number of bad guys he won’t “close the chapter on playing villains” until he gets to face off against secret agent 007 in a film.

I would love that. They’re going a different way with their villain in this next film but I’ve spoken to Barbara Broccoli about it and she loves the idea, so that would be great.

I don’t think that Travolta is necessarily a bad actor, but he is much more a movie star than a movie actor. I am at a loss to think of a film performance where he has entirely and convincingly disappeared into a character, though he does come close in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction. There’s always a bit of the Travolta persona peeking out. And I don’t think that’s the experience I want in my Bond film, nor do I think that that’s what the producers of the franchise want, unless they are planning on a major tonal switch from the far grittier one they established when they rebooted the series by bringing in Daniel Craig to star as the suave British secret agent.

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Caroline Sauers
February 10, 2014 10:16 am

one more bad facelift and he can be the villan named STREATCH

Joe Nazzaro
February 10, 2014 10:17 am

Or Fat Bastard.

FilmEksis
February 10, 2014 10:53 am

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Michael G. Rushton
February 10, 2014 10:34 am

I could see that.

Ryan Fisher
February 10, 2014 10:36 am

I thought his Swordfish character was a perfectly capable villain. And who can forget his turn as Goldmember at the end of Austin Powers 3?

Jacob Garner
February 10, 2014 11:08 am

Plus his role in Face/Off…and maybe Broken Arrow if we’re being generous.

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Richard Zeszotarski
February 10, 2014 1:11 pm

Uh, no.